29 August 2019
The first knitting club for the Arcare Oatlands clients was established back on the 13th of May 2019 run by a volunteer, Barbara Dundas.
The group met on a Monday afternoon at 2:30pm and each week the small group of 10 would knit squares for the non-for-profit organisation – Wrap with Love.
This particular organisation was established back in 1992 with the idea to help as many people as possible by providing warm Wraps to ward off hypothermia and in the past 23 years they have been able to send more than 400,000 Wraps to people in over 75 countries, including Australia, with the help of our hardworking and generous volunteers.
In the beginning there was only 10 clients who came to the activity weekly but since the rest of the clients have found out what a great cause they are knitting for, just three months later the knitting group now meets DAILY and continues to expand in numbers.
These super knitters have made over 100 squares and strive to make many more. A personal wrap comprises 28 squares, 25 cm x 25 cm (10 inches x 10 inches) sewn together in 4 rows by 7 rows to size 100cm x 175cm (40 inches x 70 inches) completed. The group have finished their first blanket which has been delivered.
Our clients love to get together because they can knit, talk and reminisce about the old times, help each other knit, encourage each other but it allows them to be social with each other all whilst knitting for a good cause.